Maura is one of the advisory genealogists in the Irish Family History Centre. She worked as a company secretary for many years and obtained her company secretarial qualification while working in London. Her duties were to ensure that clients adhered to company law and stock exchange regulations. Following redundancy, she decided to pursue her passion for genealogy and completed the Certificate in Genealogy in University College Dublin.
She is very passionate about the Irish Diaspora having relatives in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States. A recent DNA result confirmed that she is related to an Australian family as the records in Galway did not go back far enough to make the connection.
She enjoys meeting so many different people from all parts of the globe as well as from Ireland in the Centre and helping them find their ancestors.